On Thursday 30th March, Mrs Wood took 4 Year 6 children to Shepherd Primary School to take part in a writing workshop for the day. We were lucky enough to work with the author Nick Cook, writer of Cloud Riders and Breaking Storm. He gave us lots of tips on writing our first novel including how to set a scene and create characters. His advice was to be really mean to our characters- just like JK Rowling was to Harry Potter! The theme of the day was tornadoes and Nick even had a real tornado machine for us to see. In the afternoon, we filmed a news report in front of a green screen and had to pretend we were reporting about a tornado hitting Rickmansworth. The whole day was great fun and really inspired us.